A site director for the Boys and Girls Club of Weber-Davis shared a story that happened at their club:
During the summer Utah Netsmartz provided training for one of the teen clubs. After the training two teens reported a severe cyberbullying incident to the site director. One teen was being bullied for breaking up with a boyfriend. The teen blocked the bully’s number, and contact information on social media accounts. The bully turned to a close friend and proceeded to bully her. She also blocked the bully’s number, and contact information on her social media accounts, but before the bully was blocked the bully stated that he would continue the bullying until the teen committed suicide.
The site director asked the teens if they had shared the incidents with their parents, which they had not. Before the site director took action, she asked the teens to share the incidents with their parents. Once the parents had been informed, who supported the teens fully, the site director took the incident to the police. A case report was filed with the police, and will be reopened if the teens continue to be bullied. Internet safety training really does work!!
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